Key Stage Three students completed the ‘Summer Selfie Challenge’. This involved creating an account of their summer activities that could include holidays, exhibition and museum visits, cooking, growing plants, hobbies and book reviews. We had some fantastic entries and wish we could share them all but the finalists and winner are:

1st – Hannah Broughton  –  Holland House

2nd – Ethan Clarke  –  Trinity House

3rd – Darcie Dickinson  –  Peake House

4th – Emily Watson  –  Nova House

Key Stage 4 during SMSC sessions, students have been looking at Mental Health. Throughout the term they have been learning about different conditions, coping strategies and where to get help should they need it. This has been really insightful for students and has created meaningful discussions and debates during form time. 

The competition for Term One linked with this topic and asked students to create an information leaflet or poster designed to give students advice about Mental Health issues. All entries were thoughtful and informative showing a deep understanding that these issues can have on our school community. The finalists and winners are listed below. 

1st – Oliwia Okopska  –  Nova House

2nd – Rebecca Bembridge  –  Peake House

3nd – Vesta Lukaite  –  Johnson House

4th – Catherine Sheard  –  Trinity House

 The winners all received the following prizes.

1st – 100 points

2nd – 50 points

3rd – 25 points

They also got  a certificate and money on their canteen card. £3 for finalists and £5 for winners.

Holland House

HOLLAND HOUSE It has been a great start to the new school year in Holland House the new Year 7 students have now settled in well and they had a great time at Kingswood despite the weather it was fantastic to see the students work together and enjoy the different activities. There have been some changes to staff in the House we welcome new members of staff with Mr Jensch joining us as the Yellow 1 tutor Ms Freitas as Yellow 3 and Miss Nicoll as the Yellow 6 tutors respectively. I hope they enjoy their time with Holland house and I am sure they will be an asset to our students. We also welcome the return of Mrs Moore in Yellow 5, Ms Wilson in Yellow 7, Miss Kent is now the tutor for Yellow 4, and Mr Keane and Mr Davis are sharing Yellow 2. We are all looking forward to a good year. As I write this report myself and Miss Hemingway our senior staff liaison, are interviewing our students for the House roles, I will update you with these details next time. Good luck for the coming year I look forward to seeing the results in upcoming House competitions and hope to report on excellent results in future newsletters. 

Mr Keal

 Head of Holland House

Johnson House

It has been a busy start to the academic year in Johnson House. Students have voted for who they wish to represent the form and act as form captains. Congratulations to those students on being chosen to fulfil this role. Students were also give the opportunity to apply for roles in the House to support the Head of House and the wider school school community. Congratulations to the House Captains, Charity Captains and Sports Captains. Students voted for their chosen local charity that we will be supporting throughout the year with events including a non-uniform day in term three. The charity Johnson House have chosen to represent is The Exotic Pet Refuge in Deeping St. James.

I hope you all have a happy half term.

Miss Danielle Fuller 

Head of Johnson House

McLaren House

McLaren House McLaren house have had an extremely positive start to the new year, we have some fantastic new year 7’s to add to our extremely successful house. This first term we have appointed our house positions including form captains, house captains, deputy house captains, sports captains and our charity captain. All of which thoroughly deserve their roles. McLaren house came back after the 6 weeks holidays on a high, as we remained the Sports Day champions 2 years in a row. We have just competed in the first inter house competition which was crosscountry and we are looking forward to this year’s sporting competitions with our sports captains already looking towards sports day this year.

Mrs Lester

Nova House

I would like to warmly welcome back all Nova house students this academic year, we have made a settled start and our new year 7’s have quickly found their feet. We have decided, as a house, on our house charity for the year and this is Lives. LIVES is the Lincolnshire charity that supports 700+ highly trained and dedicated volunteers who get to their neighbours fast to deliver vital care in those first critical moments of a medical emergency before handing over to the ambulance service. I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce our house leadership team. Each form has elected a form captain, they have a vital role in the running of each tutor group: 

Miss Moore

 Head of Nova House.

Peake House

Peake House has had an excellent start to the new school year! We are currently at the top of the leader board for Achievements with a current total of over 15,000 points, showing just how hard the students in our House work. Attendance is over 95% too, I am very proud of the progress Peake House is making. I can also now announce the Peake House Team, which you can see on our House Notice board in B block. Students were asked to submit a written application and then went through an interview process. I was really impressed with every application and it was a hard decision to make however, listed below are the successful candidates. Congratulations, I look forward to working with all of you throughout the school year! Thank you for your hard work so far, 

Miss France

Trinity House

An excellent and very busy first term for Trinity house. Welcome to all new Year 7’s and it’s wonderful to see how so many have made the transition from primary to secondary school so adeptly. Keep on impressing as you all embark on your new groups after half term. A thank you to all Trinitonians that handed in a letter applying for one of the roles up for grabs this year. Congratulations to the successful applicants.

Mr Bamber.

Holland House

Hello from Holland house, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the students that have achieved 100% attendance so far this year. There are too many to name individually but there are 13 in Y1, 10 in Y2, 10 in Y3, 4 in Y4, 5 in Y5, 8 in Y6 and 8 in Y7 an amazing 54 in total. There are also 32 students within Holland house that have received no negative behaviour comments this year, this includes no missed homework.  We had a very successful Children in Need day and the students had a great time running the stall making students eat doughnuts without using their hands messy but fun and it helped swell the funds for Children in Need!!! We as a house are raising money this year for a charity called Clic Sargent, a charity that supports youths with cancer and their families, we will be having a non-uniform later in the year; letters will come out telling you about this nearer the time. At the time of writing, I would like to congratulate the Y11 on a great start to the PPE’s. Well-done and good luck.  Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year from Holland House, I hope the students have a relaxing time and come back next year with the same great attitude they have started this school year with. 

Mr Keal 

Head of Holland House.

Johnson house

This has been an incredibly busy term for Johnson House. Students have been working hard on an interhouse competition marking Remembrance. They have been producing poppies to make a display and writing poems and postcards for war veterans.

A huge thank you to all the students who helped out with the recent events for children in need. It was fantastic to see so many students wearing nonuniform and making cakes for us to sell at lunchtime.

Finally, well done to all the Y11’s in their recent PPE’s. They have worked really hard and deserve their well-earned holiday.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

Miss D Fuller 

Head of Johnson House

McLaren House

Children in Need McLaren house really came together to raise money for Children in Need, Cody Rawson our Charity Captain manned the fort taking in the money and then Bobby England was in charge of the penalty shootout. We had lots of helpers from all different year groups, and they really showed off McLaren house brilliantly. Achievement Red 2 – Mr Clacks form are storming ahead with the achievement points so far with 26279 in total just from September until December. Well done Red 2. McLaren house have had a fantastic term leading up to the Christmas break, McLaren house students have stayed focussed and are still working hard in all lessons. We look forward to the New Year, and I hope everyone stays safe and has a fantastic Christmas break. 

Mrs Lester 

Head of McLaren House

Nova House

We have once again had a jam packed term! Tutor groups have been busy preparing their entries for the poppy competition. Our poppy display on our house board looks fantastic and I have enjoyed reading through the individual postcards which students have produced, sharing their ideas on the sacrifices which have been made for us by the armed forces. The generosity of Nova House students always astounds me and once again I am so impressed with their attitudes towards helping others. This is shown by the fantastic efforts made by students in relation to our Christmas Hamper Challenge- bringing in food items for the local food bank. It has been lovely to see everybody get involved and as I keep saying: if we all do a little, together we can accomplish a lot! I would like to thank all Nova House students for their hard work over this term, especially to our Y11’s who have been sitting their PPE’s in preparation for their GCSE exams next year. You all now deserve a hard earned break and I wish you all a happy and safe Christmas holiday. Miss Moore. Head of Nova House

Peake house

Term 2 has been brilliant for Peake House! We are still at the top of the leader board for Achievements with a current total of over 150,000!Attendance is also still just over 95%, I am very proud of the progress Peake House is making. Term 1 KS3 Competition – Students were asked to create a Summer Blog reflecting on the activities they had completed during the holidays and create a written article about them. The winning entry from Peake House was from Darcie Dickinson who then came 3rd out of all the Houses. Term 2 KS4 Competition – Students were challenged with creating a Mental Health Guide following on from their SMSC topic during form time. The overall winner from Peake House was Rebecca Bembridge, who continued to place 2nd out of all the Houses. 

Have a great Christmas! See you in the New Year! 

From Miss France.

Trinity House

Another term goes by and another fantastic effort from Trinity House students. The poppy display looks fantastic (thank you to all House Captains for making such a wonderful design). Very pleased with how quickly the students have got to grips with Show My Homework and how many achievement points Trinity House are collecting throughout the weeks. At the end of term Trinity house is currently sitting 3rd in the overall standings. Children in need was fantastically well supported and a huge thank you to Trinity House Charity Captains for taking in all the money during the fair at lunch.

Well done to all Year 11’s who sat their  PPE’s in preparation for some testing months ahead. All that hard work will pay off in the end so aim high and achieve big.

A short but very important term ahead of us. Be sure to rest well over Christmas and have a well-deserved break from school.

House Leader 

Mr Bamber

Holland house

The students in Holland House have had a really good start to 2020. They have returned to school motivated and prepared to work. Holland house attendance this year has been excellent with the highest attendance percentage in the house standing at 96.9% students need to be commended for their continued efforts the amount of rewards being given has also increased slightly this year and we are beginning to gain ground on the other houses. Well done to the students with the most house points in the house.

The students have been working on projects to designing masks for the inter house competition, it has been interesting to see of the results, I look forward to judging the house entries to put them forward to the main competition, the last inter house competition our house entry was very highly rated but faced some excellent competition from other houses.

Our House Charity this year is CLIC Sargent a charity supporting youths with cancer. The charity is running an appeal for used stamps so if we could collect all used stamps from our post and bring them into school and put in one of the collection boxes that would be appreciated, this will go towards supporting families of cancer suffers to stay in one of the charity houses close to treatment centres.

I hope all the students in Holland House have a safe and quiet half term refreshed for the upcoming term 4.

Best Wishes

Mr Keal

Johnson House

Another half term has flown by!! Y11 students have now gone into their targeted intervention forms in preparation for their upcoming GCSE’s.

Student’s in years 7-10 have been busy completing an inter house competition to produce a mask for LGBTQ+ month. It has been brilliant to see the designs and models the students have produced.

In SMSC Y9 and 10 have been  learning about Inspirational People and have been really engaged with this. Y7 and 8 have been doing Love of Reading based around His Dark Materials.

As I write this, Johnson House are preparing for their House Non-Uniform day. We are raising money for the Exotic Pet refuge in Deeping St. James.

Have a happy half term.

Miss D Fuller

McLaren House

McLaren house have had an extremely positive start to the new year winning the best attendance 3 out of the 6 weeks of this term, with some of our KS3 forms reaching nearly 100% attendance in some of the weeks, well done McLaren. Our year 11’s have sadly now gone and we wish them all the luck with their intervention ready for their GCSE’s.

With the year 11’s going one of our sports captains who has done a fantastic job over the years with the house and its sports teams has now had to resign from his role with one of our year 10’s stepping up to the role to fill his spot.

Our forms have worked extremely hard this term during form time with SMSC and the new inter house competition producing a design for a mask for LGBTQ+ month. We look forward to next term where we shall have sports relief, which means another opportunity for an inter house sporting competition, with an inter house 5 a side football tournament for years 7&8 and years 9&10.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe half term.

Mrs Lester

Nova House

We have had a fantastic start to the new year in Nova house. We are still comfortably sitting in 2nd place of all the houses in terms of achievement points, which is a massive improvement on last academic year where we struggled to get above 6th place!! I am so proud of all of the achievements of Nova houses students and look forward to all of the achievements we will have to come.

At the time of writing, we are yet to have our house charity day, but by the time you read this it will be all over. Both our whole school and individual house charity days are a great opportunity for us to come together as a team and raise money for such important causes. As I have mentioned in a previous newsletter, we are raising money for Lives this academic year within Nova house – a charity which I am sure we can all agree, do such important work across Lincolnshire.

As always I wish all Nova house students a restful and relaxing break, ready for another busy term!

Miss Moore

Peake House

At the end of Term 3 I am very happy to announce that we are still top of the leader board for Achievement Points! Peake House students have been working so hard during this very short term and are determined to succeed.

Term 2 House Competition – In both parts of last terms competition Peake House received 2nd place! Student really delivered some wonderful creative designs while also remaining respectful to the memory of fallen soldiers. Below is a picture of our display board, this is made up of a poppy designed by every member of the house and then put into a design by Team Peake.

I hope you all enjoy the short break and you are all ready to come back for another packed term!

Miss France

Head of Peake House

Trinity House

What a start to the year 2020 for TRINITY HOUSE. Well done to all Trinitonian’s that have achieved sooooo many house points for us securing 4th place this term way ahead of our bitter rivals McLaren House.

Year 11 are now well into all their interventions to push these marginal gains and grades over the line to hit the predicted grades and better in a lot of cases. Keep working hard we know how you feel, we have all been there. It will all be worth it.

Term 3 House competition has been the most exciting yet with amazing engagement within form time. Well done to all the winning entries too from each form. A display is going to be made outside of Mr Sinclair’s and Mr Billinghurst’s office.

Enjoy your half term break and we come back to another short term taking us up to the start of all the year 11 exams and also Sport Relief will be here before we know it in the middle of March.

Well done again,

Mr Bamber.  

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